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Youngsters set to lead

Friday 6 January 2023 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in League, Rugby league, Sports

The pioneers of women’s rugby league in the Cook Islands have stepped aside to allow upcoming players to lead the charge in this weekend’s League Nines in Paradise tournament.

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Raro clubs set for 2023 Nines battle

Thursday 5 January 2023 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in League, Rugby league, Sports

Twelve teams will compete across three categories – open men’s, open women’s and under-18 men’s – in the 2023 League Nines in Paradise this weekend.

League

Moana through to Women’s 2025 Rugby League World Cup

Tuesday 6 December 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in League, Rugby Union, Sports

Cook Islands Moana have automatically qualified for the Women’s 2025 Rugby League World Cup.

League


Samoa follow footsteps of generations past

Friday 18 November 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in League, Sports

The roots of Samoa’s rise to become a threat to Australia’s Rugby League World Cup dominance were laid 34 years ago in the front room of a modest house in Auckland.

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Samoa league fans to hit Raro streets as team prepares for World Cup final

Thursday 17 November 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in League, Local, National, Sports

In celebration of Toa Samoa making the Rugby League World Cup final for the first time, the Samoan community on Rarotonga will parade through town on Friday.

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Moana bracing for tough opener against reigning champs

Tuesday 1 November 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in League, Sports

Cook Islands Moana are bracing for a tough Women’s Rugby League World Cup opener against reigning champions Australia tomorrow at 9.30am.

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Kukis face Tonga in a do or die clash

Saturday 29 October 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Features, League, Sports

The Cook Islands rugby league side faces a do or die situation in their final group match at the Rugby League World Cup in England.

Features


Gelling leaves Cook Islands camp early to return home

Friday 28 October 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in League, Sports

Cook Islands head coach Tony Iro has confirmed that Anthony Gelling has played his final game of the World Cup tournament and will return home to New Zealand.

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Paving the way for future league stars

Saturday 22 October 2022 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Features, League, Sports

The 20-year-old Tehinnah Tatuava is the lone Cook Islands-based player in the national women’s Rugby League World Cup team. She hopes this will be a stepping stone in paving the way for local up and coming girls and women in rugby league.

Features


Cook Islands beat Wales in Rugby League World Cup

Wednesday 19 October 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in League, Sports

Cook Islands started their Rugby League World Cup campaign with a 18-12 win against Wales on Wednesday morning.

League


Kukis ready for Welsh challenge

Tuesday 18 October 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in League, Sports

Cook Islands rugby league side is excited and brimming with confidence ahead of their opening Rugby League World Cup match against Wales tomorrow at 8.30am (Cook Islands time).

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Takairangi ‘ready to play’

Saturday 8 October 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in League, Sports

Cook Islands received a massive boost ahead of a daunting Rugby League World Cup campaign with English-based former NRL star Brad Takairangi telling officials he’s ready to play in the tournament. By Jason Costigan.

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Cook Islands Moana named for Rugby League World Cup

Thursday 6 October 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in League, Sports

Titikaveka Bulldogs’ Tehinnah Tatuava has been named in the Cook Islands squad for the Women’s Rugby League World Cup 2021 to be played next month.

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Kukis name ‘experienced’ Rugby League World Cup squad

Tuesday 4 October 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in League, Sports

Cook Islands rugby league coach Tony Iro has named an “experienced” side for the Rugby League World Cup to be held in England from October 15 to November 19, 2022.

League


Iro named NSW Cup Player of the Year

Wednesday 14 September 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in League, Sports

Cook Islands rep Kayal Iro capped off a breakthrough season with the Knock-On Effect NSW Cup Player of the Year award over the weekend.

League


Meninga seeks eligibility clarity

Wednesday 20 July 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in League, Sports

Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga is preparing to select a World Cup train-on squad and wants dual eligible players to declare which nation they are going to play for.

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Kukis keeping it simple ahead of test match

Thursday 23 June 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in League, Sports

Cook Islands rugby league coach Tony Iro is focusing on the ‘fundamentals’ during training sessions this week ahead of Friday night’s Pacific Test match against Samoa.

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Ngatikaura joins West Tigers’

Monday 11 April 2022 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in League, Sports

Cook Islander Rua Ngatikaura has joined NRL club West Tigers’ 30-man for 2023 and 2024 seasons.

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League showdown this weekend

Thursday 20 May 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in League, Sports

An intense battle is expected in the age group divisions at this Saturday’s Raro Cars Rugby League Competition finals at the National Stadium in Nikao.

League


Tupapa Panthers through to league final

Monday 10 May 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in League, Sports

Feleti Iona goes over for a try to help Tupapa Panthers defeat Avatiu Nikao Eels 18-12 in the Raro Cars Rugby League Competition playoff on Saturday at the National Stadium in Nikao.

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